Press Releases Boston

MassChallenge Boston Awards $1.5M in Equity-Free Prizes to Top Startups from its Eighth Cohort

BOSTON - MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, tonight awarded $1 million in cash prizes to 16 of the highest-impact startups from the 2017 Boston accelerator, its most competitive program to date. In addition, CASIS & Boeing also allocated $500,000 to three startups from the cohort to fund research projects on the International Space Station.

MassChallenge Boston Names Top 26 Startups

BOSTON, October 5, 2017 – MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the top 26 startups from its four-month accelerator program in Boston from its 2017 cohort of 128 companies. Representing some of the most innovative solutions across industries, the startups will now move into the final judging round, where they’ll compete for shares of $1.5M in equity-free prizes.

MassChallenge Taps PAN Communications for National PR Support

Partnership enhances national communications and positioning

MassChallenge Expands to Texas

AUSTIN, TEXAS - MassChallenge, a global network of startup accelerators, will launch its newest program in the Austin/San Antonio region. Through an Austin-based accelerator and statewide programming, MassChallenge Texas will accelerate up to 100 high impact, high potential companies, which will compete for up to $500,000 in equity-free cash awards.

PULSE@MassChallenge Launches Applications for 2018 Program

With focus on collaboration, top digital health startups compete for $200,000

PULSE@MassChallenge Awards $200,000 to Top Digital Health Startups

PULSE Finale celebrates the future of digital health and the impact of ecosystem-wide collaboration

MassChallenge Boston Announces 2017 Cohort

128 high-impact companies to access global network of support and resources in Boston

BOSTON, MAY 23, 2017 - MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the 128 early-stage startups that have been accepted into the 2017 MassChallenge Boston accelerator program. Selected by a community of more than 850 expert judges, this year’s competitive cohort represents the top 8% of applications from around the world, including 12 countries and 16 U.S. states.

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MassChallenge Opens Applications for 2017 Mexico Accelerator

Selected startups have opportunity to win $2 million pesos in zero-equity prizes

Mexico City, April 26, 2017 - MassChallenge, the most startup friendly accelerator on the planet, today opened applications for its 2017 class of high-impact startups in Mexico. The application deadline is May 30, 2017.

PULSE@MassChallenge Awards Scholarships

Entrepreneurs create impact in healthcare with support from Microsoft

BOSTON, April 4 – MassChallenge, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced the recipients of its first-ever PULSE@MassChallenge scholarship program, which awarded $50,000 through generous support from Microsoft Corp. Each of the 10 companies selected received $5,000 to support their travel and pilot program expenses throughout the six-month PULSE @MassChallenge program.


MassChallenge Launches New Diversity and Inclusion Initiative

EMPOWER@ MassChallenge will support unique needs of startup founders 

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 22, 2017: MassChallenge™, the most startup-friendly accelerator on the planet, today announced a new diversity and inclusion initiative, EMPOWER@ MassChallenge. Through the new initiative, the organization works with startup founders to create programming that supports their unique needs.